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to clean it up. >> reporter: the city has a huge project on its hands. the city manager said this is the largest sinkhole he hasstein in more than 20 years and going to take a lot of time and money to fix it. a big problem in one lafayette neighborhood a 20-foot sinkhole swallowing a section of mountain view drive near downtown. chris lives steps away in this blue house. the sinkhole is practically in his front yard goosiery. sounded like a big crushing -- crumbling in. >> reporter: the sinkhole opened up yesterday after heavy rain. the creek under the street was running high with debris. >> it plugged the talbot, goes under the road, the water had nowhere to go and so it eroded the road around the culvert and collapsed the road. >> reporter: neighbors can't believe it. >> absolutely amazing. never seen anything like this in my life, never dreamed of it. by knew the area flooded on -- we knew the area flooded on new year's in 1977 but never saw this before. >> i have never seen this happen before. right in front of my house, it's like wow. >> reporter: the city has big tasks
cities to get the work done. last year, bay keeper tracked three storm-related sewage spills that totaled more than 150 million gallons. >> there's not supposed to be rainwater in the sewage pipes. they are so broken up from earthquakes, from roots, from time. when get that done, the rainwater will stay out and we won't have any other big wet weather sewage overflows. >> reporter: it is a priority for the public. >> we need to take care of things that have to be taken care of. >> reporter: they are working with some of the cities to fix the bad pipes a job that's just beginning. >> he fix part of the pipes in some community -- we fix part of pipes in some communities, and they fix othe parts. >> reporter: it could take 20 to 30 years to complete the work so that we can be assured that no sewage leaks into the bay. it's going to take a long time. baykeeper says it will continue to monitor the situation and say the steps have to step it up. >> we are going to get a lot of rain before that happens. thanks, linda yee. >>> ann notarangelo is in lafayette. have some homeowners living in a const
by a federal monitor. the city has agreed to surrender some control of the opd. cbs 5 reporter da lin on those who say it will now be harder to fight crime. >> that agreement in my opinion is going to be absolutely worse for the oakland police department to be able to function. >> reporter: oakland mayor jean quan and police chief howard jordan did not want to talk about the partial federal takeover. but councilman ignacio de la fuente says the arrangement creates too many restrictions on police officers to fight crime. >> police got have the ability to use what they learn in order to identify people before they commit crimes. >> reporter: the compliance director would be able to punish and fire the police chief and the command staff. civil rights attorney john burris says that person is basically the chief of the police chief. >> this is a game changer in many ways, and so it should be felt all the way down to the officers on the street. >> reporter: burris insists the compliance director will not direct officers on how to did is -- on how to do their jobs on a daily basis. they would help op
this morning. thank you. kansas city authorities are still trying to piece together what prompted kansas city chiefs linebacker jovan belcher to murder his girlfriend and then kill himself. saturday's murder/suicide stunned the team, fans and nfl. but the chiefs played their best game the year beating the panthers 27-21. manuel bojorquez reports. >> reporter: amid the typical game day festivities reminders of a team tragedy. the coach greeted fans with a heart felt gesture just one day after watching linebacker jovan belcher take his life. >> it's tough when circumstance happen you can't undo them. so you have to rely on each other, rely on your family and friends and rely on your faith. >> it's going to affect the perkins family, the belcher family, his daughter for many years to come. not just today or in the next few weeks. >> reporter: authorities say belcher shot and killed cassandra perkins saturday morning at home. he then drove to the team's practice facility where he shot himself in front of the coach and the general manager. >> after talking to the captains they also felt like it wa
for by the city. cbs 5 insider phil matier says both sides can claim a partial victory. >> the plaintiffs will now have someone within the department answerable to the court to make sure that changes are made. most importantly, what they avoid is a complete federal takeover something that would be an embarrassment for the city and could also lead to a judge telling them that they don't have enough cops and ordering them to hire more. >> according to the "oakland tribune," oakland will be the city in the nation -- the first city in the nation to have its police command staff under the authority of a court-appointed director. >>> san francisco supervisors are considering a pilot program to allow some police officers to carry tasers. the board committee meets about that this morning. the coalition on homelessness plans to protest though. it says the introduction of tasers increased deaths at the hands of officers. >>> some other bay area headlines now on this thursday. candles and flowers sit at the site where a bicyclist was gunned down near a berkeley school yesterday. family and friends believe th
effect in january including walnut creek, martinez, lafayette and clayton. the city's only fire station. he says all cities went district would be impacted. >> once we start taking any of those stations out of service, then having 10 units at a fire is going to have a bigger impact come january than it would now if we had all of our companies in service. >> reporter: not to mention the closures would come during the holidays when districts see an increase in chimney and house fires. as for the board's take on this, i spoke with supervisor karen mitchoff on the phone a few moments ago and they are going to consider all options, she says, including reserved firefighters, trained volunteers. they are also looking at what calls they would go on. live in martinez, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >>> and on the bay area watch on this tuesday, firefighters battled a massive foust hire in petaluma. check it out. it happened this morning, crews were called out just after 3:30 this morning to stadler lane. flames completely gutted the home. officials say the home is occupied but no one was home at the time
. in the city of alexandria, there have been more violent clashes between president morsei's opponents and his supporters. the president's opponents are demanding that he immediately gives up all of the sweeping new powers that he gave himself two weeks ago. they also want him to postpone a referendum on egypt's new constitution, due to take place in just over a week. critics say that constitution doesn't protect the rights of all egyptians. but president morsi didn't do either of those things last night. instead he offered to give up just one of his new powers, vaguely worded right to take all necessary measures to affect the country. he said he would give up the other powers once the referendum had taken place. also yesterday, president obama telephoned president morsi to express his deep concern over the violence and deaths that have occurred. he also urged president morsi to have a dialogue with the opposition without any preconditions. for "cbs this morning," holly williams, cairo. >>> in syria this morning, rebel troops declared the airport in damascus to be a fair target, warning civili
. >> reporter: tens of thousands of protesters fell on to the streets in cairo and other egyptian cities, calling it a final warning to the islamist president, mohamed morsi, who critics say is behaving like a dictator. in cairo, protesters surrounded the presidential palace, chanting slogans calling for the end of the presidency. it was mostly a peaceful demonstration. protesters are angry about a drawn constitution which will put to referendum, a popular vote in ten days time. control by president morsi's islamist allies, many more liberal editions say it is sharia law that fail to protect the rights of minorities and women. >>> the duchess of cambridge is said to be feeling better this morning after treatment for cute morning sickness. prince william's wife is expected to stay in king edwards hospital for several days. >> reporter: good morning charlie. the news today seems to be better. after spending a second day at the hospital with his wife, prince william left her looking a lot more relaxed. kate is, quote, continuing to feel better and it seems that the prince was feeling a litt
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of fresh ones but is running out quickly and fears having to turn customers away. >> it's hard. the city is world famous for dungeness crab. like not being able to gamble in vegas. >> trying to hold out for a price we can afford to go fishing for. >> reporter: as behind the scenes negotiations continue and boats that cross the picket line face the ire of the rest. >> going fishing. >> that's everything that's wrong with this industry. >> reporter: the crab season up in oregon has also been delayed but that's expected to maybe open up next week. and that should open up our market here as well as far as getting some supply of fresh crab in. by all predictions i've heard this should be worked out by christmas. in san francisco, anne makovec, cbs 5. >> thank you. >>> nine months after a rash of robberies on the carquinez bridge miss have three suspects in -- police have three suspects in custody. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is in vallejo where officials just announced the results of a long investigation. >> reporter: these arrests were part of an effort by chp, transportation agencies and l
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at a rate of one inch per hour. the twin cities got 10 inches. that's nearly half of what the area saw all of last season. still that didn't stop diehard football fans from tailgating ahead of the minnesota vikings-chicago bears game. >> couldn't be better. this is minnesota weather. this is what we want. >> reporter: two years ago minnesota's famed metrodome buckled under the weight of the snow. this year officials didn't take any chances, cranking up the heat as a precaution. the storm did spare some parts of the midwest. iowa only got a trace of the white stuff. but it was enough to end the state's snowless streak, which lasted for 278 days. the snow stops here, but rain from the system will soon start in the northeast and southeast. forecasters don't even expect the highs to get out of the teens today in minnesota. add in windchill, and it feels well below zero. for "cbs this morning," holly wagner, minneapolis, minnesota. >>> now a tragedy in the world of latin music. fans are mourning one of their greatest stars who was on the verge of crossing over to a wider audience. singer jenni
a neighborhood under siege on the outskirts of the capital city, damascus. >> reporter: it's 6:00 p.m. the heavy shelling doesn't usually start until 9:00, so it's safe to go for a tour of this wrecked and virtually deserted neighborhood. this was one of the first neighborhoods to rise up against president bashar al-assad and for almost two years it's been punished. now 80% of the residents have been driven out. our guide was 21-year-old sara. the few people who remain here are too poor to leave or, like sara, too committed to the anti- regime fight. you're among the 20% who stayed. why? better to live here and die with dignity than go to a refugee camp? >> yes, die and we will be proud. >> reporter: at home, most days there is enough to eat for three generations of this family. but only sporadic electricity and the children haven't been to school for two months. most of the men are stuck here, unable to get through the military checkpoints that ring the neighborhood, so instead they've joined the local free syrian army defense force. on guard night after night since april. >> i'm so tired. look
cities around the country. morning fog in new york, 60 degrees. partly sunny in miami, 79. clearing in chicago, 56. partly cloudy in dallas, 70 degrees. low clouds in l.a., 70. let's check your national forecast. the northwest is going to get hammered again. some areas could get as much as five inches of rain. and the mountain regions could see as much as two feet of snow. a cold front moves through great lakes and mississippi valley, bringing showers and thunderstorms, and it will be warm in the northeast and south with temperatures running 20 degrees above normal. >>> "cbs moneywatch" time now. auto sales rebound after hurricane sandy. and mitt romney bounces back with a new job. ashley morrison here in new york with that. >> asian markets saw a mixed day. tokyo's nikkei dropped a quarter percent while hong kong's hang seng added a fraction. >>> a report showing a decline in manufacturing sank stocks on wall street. the dow fell 59 points while the nasdaq lost eight points. >>> hurricane sandy gave a boost to the auto industry. analysts say it added up to 30,000 sales last month w
at the weather in some cities around the country. in new york afternoon rain 45 degrees. partly sunny in miami with a chance of a shower 80, degrees. cloudy in chicago, 44. partly sunny in dallas, 70. partly cloudy in l.a., 72 degrees. let's check your national forecast. weather advisories are up for the northern plains, powerful winter storm moves east from northwest and northern rockies. rain expected for the ohio valley and southern great lakes region. rain, some of it freezing will cross from pennsylvania into southern new england. scattered light showers from coastal carolinas and into florida. >>> kate middleton the wife of prince william is resting at the couple's london home. the duchess of cambridge is recovering from an illness related to her pregnancy with her first child. we have a report now from london. >> reporter: the duchess of cambridge smiled as she made her first public appearance since the royal family announced she's pregnant. she and her husband prince william left the london hospital where kate spent three nights for severe morning sickness. the duchess was still feelin
're now leag about the suspect. plus: a bay area city losess only fire station. how long it's going to take to get hp now. and mother nature's power on display. the dramatic tides expected to be pounding the california coast this morni. join us for cbs 5 eyewitness news this morning... beginng at 4:30. ,,,, >>> here's a look at the forecast in some cities around the country. sun and 47 in washington. partly sunny in denver, 55. morning showers in seattle. 45 degrees. >>> this morning we're learning new details about the plane crash that killed mexican superstar jenni rivera. mexican officials say the jet plunged almost vertically from 28,000 feet on sunday, hitting the ground at more than 600 miles per hour. so far it's unclear what caused the learjet to nosedive. rivera and six others died in the crash. the 78-year-old pilot had a valid mexican pilot's license. >>> venezuelan leader hugo chavez is recovering from surgery this morning. he had an operation monday to stop an aggressive form of cancer, his fourth since 2011. his vice president was chosen by chavez to be his successor.
's the president of an atheist group in the bible belt, oklahoma city. >> we're not anti-religious, but we're pro secular. >> reporter: in the past three members membership has jumped from 300 members to well over 1,000. >> i do think it getting better. >> reporter: a college professor is one of them, she says the public mood on atheist is changing even here. >> there are still people who are marching in the parade at halloween yelling out you're going to hell and stuff like that. but there were more people who weren't. and i think that's going to keep going, i think that's the trend. >> reporter: researchers call them the nones, those who check the none box when asked to describe their religious affiliation, and they've doubled since 1990. we're not necessarily becoming more secular, are we? >> maybe a little bit. >> reporter: kerry funk is the senior researchers on that study and says it's a complicated question, because being unaffiliated isn't necessarily the same as not having faith. >> 68% of the unaffiliated say they brief in god or a universal spirit. more than a third describe themselves
they won a key battle taking an infant ree base in aleppo, the country's largest city. more than 40,000 syrians have been killed since an uprise-- uprising against president bashar assad began 21 months ago. and in egypt voters in the first round of ballotting have approved a new draft constitution. there is another round of voting next weekend. and allen pizzey is in cairo. >> protestors are still camped out in tahrir square but the chanting is on hold. early resultses from the first round of the constitutional referendum show a farrow lead for the ruling party. the turnout was solid and the atmosphere serious. though opposition reporters say some they were obstructed. polling booths had to stay open 4 years after closing time. the issues are complex and to understand them all egyptians would have to wade through a 63 page document. but once they are in the polling booth, voters are presented with a simple choice, agree or disagree. criticism that the new islamist oriented constitution tramples on women's rights didn't bother voter umm mohammed. >> every egyptian who is loyal to eg
increases the risk of downed trees and power lines in the already water logged region. the kansas city chiefs square off against the carolina panthers later today one today after the chiefs' starting linebacker jovan belcher shot and killed his girlfriend and drove to the team's stadium and committed suicide in front of his coach and general manager. police say the couple who had a child together had been arguing recently. in college football after a back-and-forth battle, alabama barely held off a last-minute charge by georgia to defeat the bulldogs 32-28. the win rolls the crimson tide into the national championship game. they'll face top-ranked notre dame. here's today's weather. look for above-normal temperatures across much of the country. not exactly spring-like but then it's not exactly spring, is it? the week ahead will bring rain along with the inevitable cooldown. ahead, do you really want to know? >> is it,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >> osgood: how far would you be willing to go to satisfy your need to know? far enough to find out your likelihood of dying from a terrible disease? th
the city of damascus which has been an as assad stronghold. bashar al assad is increasingly threatened and could use chemical weapons to hold on to power. she told cbs news that the russians are refusing to give assad asylum. cbs has also learned that the u.s. tends to recognize syrian opposition as the representatives of the syrian people next week. that could start to pave the way for them to create a new government. >> very interesting. margaret brennan, thank you for that. >>> in washington this morning, there are just 26 days left before the fiscal cliff deadline. president obama spoke on the phone with house speaker john boehner on wednesday while his treasury secretary said the white house is, in fact, ready to go straight over the fiscal cliff. major garrett is at the white house. major, gd morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and norah. the president will cross over the potomac into northern virginia to meet with a family who says their taxes don't go up, they'll be happier and spend more money. that's the pr side of this. much more important
: richard paul evans went from that salt lake city house to this one, all because of a little tale he wrote for his daughters. you didn't think, okay, i want to sell this and people are going to buy this and everyone will fall in love with this book. >> the idea of being a novelist is really romantic but it's kind of the same as being a president of the united states. it's like it's not going to happen. >> reporter: but it did happen for rick evans. you may remember the christmas box, a mega hit 20 years ago. so this is the original little book that you published. evans first printed only 20 copies of the book but in the days before the internet took off, friends started passing dog-eared copies around. and bookstores started asking for it. >> at that point i thought, you know, maybe i should send this to publishers. they all quickly rejected the book. >> reporter: so evans self-published. only after his book hit the best seller list, did a major publisher buy it for a reported $4 million. so in a way, he became a godfather to a whole new generation of authors who are writing the next chapt
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